What “community standards” did this comment breach? #16

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This comment – written and sent in by Jay-Q, one of our readers – was censored by the Guardian. Which of the well-publicised CiF “community standards” did it breach?

Removed comment, posted under the opinion piece “The ruins I saw in Syria stand as a rebuke to western inaction”:

The article was published at 6.00am this morning – May 1st – its comment section was closed by noon.

Screen shot of where it used to be:

  • Does it “misrepresent the Guardian and its journalists”?
  • Is it “persistent trolling or mindless abuse”?
  • Is it “spam-like”? Or “obviously commercial”?
  • Is it “racism, sexism, homophobia or hate-speech”?
  • Is it “extremely offensive of threatening?”?
  • Is it “flame-wars based on ingrained partisanship or generalisations”?
  • Is it not “relevant”?

If none of the above – why was it taken down?

see our archive of censored comments. And if you see any egregious examples…

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